Kendra Wilkinson: I'm WAY Better Off Without Hank Baskett!

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Last week, Kendra Wilkinson seemed to tearfully confirm a divorce.

Since then, a look at divorce documents has shed further light on how her once-happy marriage to Hank Baskett has come to an end.

There is good news, however: Kendra is reportedly doing better than she has in a long time.

Kendra Wilkinson is Scared

On April 6, after what has been characterized as months of "hype," Kendra filed for divorce after nearly 9 years of marriage.

However, sources tell Us Weekly that Kendra Wilkinson is "in a much better place" now that she's signed the documents.

That's a euphemism that people often use after someone has died, but it may be appropriate now that her marriage has come to a tearful end.

Kendra's BFF is Jessica Hall, as Kendra on Top viewers are likely aware. And apparently Kendra has been relying upon Jessica for emotional support during this difficult time.

"Jessica is helping Kendra move on."

Of course, Kendra has also been going on little adventures -- even hitting the slopes to snowboard away from her problems.

"Kendra feels free and wants to let loose a little bit and just have a good time!"

Kendra and Hank, Back in the Day

The source continues to explain why, as stressful as divorce can be, things are getting better for Kendra now that it's official.

"She’s been really unhappy and felt uncomfortable in the marriage."

Sometimes, the greatest emotional agony and turmoil comes before a major decision is made.

Once you've made it official, it's a huge weight off of your shoulders and you can breathe a sigh of relief.

In this case, it looks like the "weight" that was burdening Kendra was repeated conflicts with Hank.

"They have been fighting a lot."

That is so sad.

Kendra Wilkinson Having Fun

Just a couple of weeks into the year, Kendra revealed that 2018 has been the hardest year of her life

So yes, she has been suffering.

In light of what we now know about how her marriage to Hank has fallen apart, this is not surprising.

In divorce papers, Kendra listed the date of separation as ... January 1 of 2018.

So yes, we can understand why, just days later, she was struggling and miserable.

Kendra, Hank, Kids

We should point out that just because Kendra is happier now that the divorce is in writing doesn't mean that she and Hank are living separate lives now.

First of all, they are still linked -- and will always be linked -- by their two children, 8-year-old Hank IV and 6-year-old Alijah.

Second of all, as Kendra recently made clear, they're still going to see each other for various functions.

On Monday, the two were joined by their children from the Netflix premiere of Lost in Space.

(Fans will remember Kendra's bizarre music video from a couple of years back. The new Netflix series does not look like a hot mess, however)

Kendra Wilkinson on a Hike

Some fans, though they're glad that she's in a better place, worry that Kendra is experiencing the calm before the storm.

It's not uncommon for people to feel visceral relief upon signing divorce papers, only to learn that it's just a brief intermission of peace before the divorce turns sour.

Let us all hope, for their sakes and for the sakes of their children, that Kendra and Hank can keep things amicable even as they begin to decide things like custody arrangements and division of property.

Together or apart, parents should always put the well-being of their children first.

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Kendra Wilkinson Biography

The Girls Next Door
Kendra Wilkinson was a star on The Girls Next Door. But she left that show, along with Hugh Hefner, in 2008. From there, Kendra met and... More »
San Diego, California
Full Name
Kendra Leigh Wilkinson